Singulair 5 mg Tablets
Singulair® (montelukast sodium) is a prescription medicine commonly used for the treatment of asthma. It is also licensed to treat allergic rhinitis (itchy, stuffy, irritated, or runny nose due to allergies).
The drug comes in several different forms and strengths, including:
- Singulair 4 mg tablets (chewable)
- Singulair 5 mg tablets (chewable)
- Singulair 10 mg tablets
- Singulair oral granule packets (containing 4 mg per packet).
For the treatment of both asthma and allergies, the recommended Singulair dose for adults and adolescents age 15 and older is 10 mg once daily. For children ages 6 to 14, the recommended dose is 5 mg once a day. The recommended dosage for younger children is 4 mg, taken either as a chewable tablet or a packet of oral granules (depending on the child's age).
To prevent exercise-induced asthma, the recommended dose for adults and adolescents ages 15 and older is Singulair 10 mg, taken two hours before exercise. The recommended dose in children 6 years to 14 years old is one 5 mg chewable tablet two hours before exercise.
(Click Singulair Dosage to learn more about Singulair 5 mg tablets and the other available strengths, and for suggestions on when and how to take this medication.)